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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:01 AM
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The Electric Rolls-Royce
By Ben Oliver April 4, 2011 |

The Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric is the most extraordinary EV yet.

The list of superlatives you can apply to this car is as long as its wheelbase. The first electric Rolls-Royce is big. It is smooth. It is mind-bogglingly luxurious. And the torque just keeps coming. It has the largest battery ever installed in a passenger car, a 71-kilowatt-hour monster that would power your iPhone until Armageddon.

The 102EX is a one-off prototype to test the waters, a $3 million bet on the future. And it is bloody brilliant. Combining the peerless chassis engineering of a Rolls-Royce with a pair of silent electric motors in a vehicle that defines opulence yields what is arguably the most refined automobile, electric or otherwise, ever built.

And Rolls-Royce built it because its customers havent asked for it.



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http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/04/rolls-royce-102-ex...

I dunno, I'll bet some ultra rich types would love to have an EV RR....
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:04 AM
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1. You would think that RR, of all companies, could make one that wasn't fucking ugly.
What the hell is up with that thing? They COULD have made it attractive.

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:14 AM
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2. I 'd buy one if I had a bailout !
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:06 PM
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3. They have been ugly for years
I think they are trying to match their clients......

Bentleys are, IMHO, the much better looking car, if one is into that sort of conspicuous consumption.
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